Key Features

  • Introduces new methodology and instructs in the scientific basis and correct application of existing METs
  • Explains the value of METs in the treatment of a variety of problems ranging from hypertonicity and muscle tightness to joint dysfunction and joint capsule adhesions
  • Provides precise assessment and diagnosis guidelines from a variety of perspectives including osteopathy, chiropractic, physical therapy, athletic training and massage therapy
  • Details the background to soft tissue dysfunction and explains the adaptive chain reactions that both produce and result from dysfunction
  • Gives many variations on the safe use of MET in acute, chronic and rehabilitation settings
  • Highly illustrated with full-colour line drawings and diagrams
  • Supplemented by a website which includes video clips of experienced practitioners demonstrating the techniques
  • Ideal for experienced practitioners as well as those taking undergraduate and postgraduate courses in manual therapy

Table of Contents

  1. Muscle Energy Techniques
  2. The history of MET
  3. MET: efficacy and research
  4. How to use MET
  5. Sequential assessment and MET treatment of main postural muscles
  6. MET and the treatment of joints
  7. MET in cases of spinal injury or pathology
  8. a Manual resistance techniques in rehabilitation
    b MET in post-surgical rehabilitation
  9. MET in the physical therapy setting
  10. MET in a massage therapy setting
  11. MET in treatment of athletic injuries
  12. Integrated neuromuscular inhibition technique (INIT) and myofascial pain

Details

No. of pages:
334
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Electronic ISBN:
9780702061059
Electronic ISBN:
9780702059629
Print ISBN:
9780702046537